South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SF2021-0044

South Africa should remain a net exporter of corn in the 2021/22 marketing year (MY) on excess supplies. In the 2020/21 MY, South Africa will be able to increase corn exports by 40 percent to 3.5 million tons, after the production of a second consecutive bumper crop. The 2020/21 MY corn crop is the second largest corn crop ever produced in South Africa, and pushed the 2019/20 MY’s commercial corn crop into third place. This means that South Africa’s three largest corn crops on record were produced in the past five years, driven mainly be increased yields. South Africa exported 2.5 million tons of corn in the 2019/20 MY, up 76 percent from the previous marketing year after a 35 percent increase in corn production.

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